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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a Change of guards every hour at Sintagma Square and a longer one on Sunday at 11.00 am. It's a couple of minutes walk from the metro station. I've been there two times while in Athens. The first time I watched it in...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Pinczel J
Reviewed 3 September 2019

These guys are really incredible, You can see many videos on youtube. But it is worth to be there for the hour of half an hour to see their "dancing". Do not laugh: this is extremely serious for them. What is amazing is that there...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank emanueleornella
Reviewed 27 July 2019 via mobile

One of the best “must visit” places in Athens. It doesn’t matter if u r Greek or foreigner. The change of the guard is super. For Greeks it raises the spirit of proud; For Foreigners a unique chance to watch something really exciting. Don’t miss...More

Date of experience: July 2019
21  Thank manolisk325
Reviewed 14 May 2019

You might have seen one, in his ballerina skirt, on a Greek yogurt label. An Evzonas is so much more than that. The first one I glimpsed at, solemn and suddenly mechanically walking, no more than ten steps and back, was being photographed by a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank corinne292
Reviewed 6 May 2019

I wonder who designed the costumes for the soldiers: It is very impressive and unique. The change of guards takes place every hour or so, so just go there at you free time, and enjoy it

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Michael R
Reviewed 16 February 2019

This is a funny and free experience in Athens that doesn't require any pre-booking nor arrangements. The change of guards happen every hour. The guards march, twist and lift their legs. A well trained and funny looking performance with long tradition. We arrived there later...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MosseTurku
Reviewed 11 December 2018

These guards are phenomenal. Really good to see the dedication and discipline. Go later in the day when there aren't as many tourists.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 129rrj
Reviewed 31 August 2018

This happens every hour, on the hour & is well worth seeing although it dies remind me I’m sorry to say of the Monty Python silly walk sketch. Viewers are allowed to get to within a few metres of the guards on duty, prior to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jeza409
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

The formal way of marching is a bit outdated! Formal and nice but not really worth the time. Besides the duty officer is not wearing the same uniform!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank RudyN480
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

The change of the guard happens every hour which makes it very accessible but still very popular. The clothes, marching and atmosphere is one in a kind unlikely found anywhere else. You are allowed to take videos and photos from behind the first white line....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia
are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like
the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia
Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents,
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